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should create an equal local economy i'll add a kwaeshl local department as well thank you (clapping.) antonio there's so much going on and so much work going on we're learned about and being a neighborhood e neighbor of the secret garden we had the mission housing folks in the back working for the thanks for the outreach to transfer the garden to continue that effort so there's so many things to happen to advance the vision so i'm glad we all got to learn >> thank for the opportunity. >> questions commissioners commissioner king. >> you know you guys are doing
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fantastic work i've done a lot of planning work in bay area we feel the same pinch not quite as bad one of the things i know definitely have to work on together is you know i'm quite sure our grow up advocates for affordable housing and pushes for it and then when the housing is created then the city comes in with the lottery and the very people you've been advocating for to get the housing is not been they're not able to get into the housing i have a real problem with that the very people that come out to the community and advocating for the it is low income housing for you but for you and you and only your community there that you turn around and you can't get the same community into the
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housing it drives me crazy i'm hoping one day you folks and others can collaborative around that the whole flight of the working class family in 70 san francisco we have kids that don't live in the city families commuting and most people are general manager in the city departments they can't afford the housing that's problematic for a city that is carving footprints it would be interesting to see a study of how many people come in the city doubles in size everyday how many workers we have in the city have to drive in and out you know in order to northbound the city everyday to work and how so that information being
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implemented to our housing guidelines and so you know you guys are doing fantastic work from our standpoint that's one thing i've talked about that's one that we want to start looking at the cumulative impact of the carbon footprint of all the people that have to commute to the city for core jobs you you can our bus drivers and nurses and teachers our city officials many of whom don't live in the city abused it's too expensive. >> just to say look forward to the conversation and, yes, i think that the issues around the challenges of housing we've faced what are the sites that i had a photograph of the 1960 o 50 mission an old school district through a land swap it got to the mayor's office of housing with the intention that
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part of the housing would be for teachers so teachers what work and live in the city as well so i'm grandpa left leg with those issues. >> thank you for being here. >> colleagues all right. public comment on our presentation tonight public comment. >> yes. >> you talk about green economy and i'm pretty sure that 80 thousand 4 hundred and 48 mature healthy interests in san francisco parks is not part of green economy and this commission it shouldn't be allowed all the problems should be eliminated altogether as a best option by not it
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should be at least occur attended or that probably brought down to whatever it is was in 1995 i was going to prefer whatever the remnants that was in those for the planting is everywhere and using the herbicides and cutting the trees to make it grow there was something about in this presentation which i have a comment on basically, it's native plants they have a strange concept if you're not kaeltd in the rain forest and for the plants that are quote native why they're called native is a question and air pollution that was referred in my
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presentations today, i want to align the importance of trees and the trees should not be destroyed i don't know what happened to the trees not a park in this case but the projects i don't remember which street there were 22 trees to go by and large because of this street widening and whatever and it shouldn't go like that and a couple of cases where someone moved that were in great condition and supposed to be cut in the plan but it was in the meeting they're said they're not going to be cut cut and on the line of the price tag on this plan significant resource area it 5 is $5 million a year it's
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implemented if promoted maximum meaning restoring something at whatever at this point in time up to this point in time t is going to be implemented and devised as much okay thank you very much thank you, thank you. >> other members of the public some quick just to point out we have a clarification the cups are not come possible their recycle sorry we gave wrong information we'll finish them out of the green bin and over to the blue. >> yes. debbie director. >> antonio i'll make a comment through a companion theme one of
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the things you've mentioned about not waiting for government but demonstrating what is the sustainable community look like and what is a cohesive consultant look like and what we hear when we talk about adaptation or the resiliency to climate change and what was happening in our community over and over we hear about the critical nature of the cohesive community and the work that mission housing is doing and the work that the mayor's office folks with doing you lead by example i'm interested in learning more how to translate our lessons learned from our community could he hasness there's a tremendous value to the work you've done thank you. >> director if i was are the another component to the
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statement we absolutely all agree with a from our prospective and officially close. that from what you hear from members community members resident what comes to mind when you think of what they're talking about or what we heard in the it report last year as a great place to connect between the work you're doing community members and the work we do at the san francisco department of environment where is the link this itself potential not being made roadway >> i references a couple of things what is as we organ with the neighborhood residents for affordable housing i mean, we recognize that affordable housing is building a community
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so how is it not only is the housing green and healthy but connected to opportunities for urban gardens and the neighborhood parks, etc., etc. i know there's an initiative around those areas that the department has i think this also i think fundamentally a need to do what you mentioned at the beginning which is did he mystify the environment with the department of the environment does outside of our neighborhoods i think there's - you know what can cite the powell that's been done statewide how amongst the communities of collar the concerns for climate is a big priority that's the kind of ethnic that exists in san francisco but i think the way that we talk about it on the
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ground is often different how it's talked about within the parks and within city agencies so how is it we're making those connections and speaking the same language part of our experience in terms of the planning work we often feel we're traitors on the one hand engaging the neighborhoods and doing the planning work on the neighborhood level and then translating that to planners at the department similarly the technical things we've transmitted in a different way to the community that's what's needed in terms of all the departments in san francisco in terms of having the fluency and talking about those vital issues people are concerned about and talk about them in a different way. >> so i know i think the seeds are there a that's one of the
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goals tonight the work you and our partners are going on the ground i got to see the list of the sunshine list and keblgd with a couple of dozens of organizations and institutions wire prime to really keep moderating so unless there's onsite other comments colleagues (clapping.) thank you very much thank you very much scott. >> all right. before you call the next item just one real quick thing go because we talked about translation and they've been working hard for a couple of hours thank you to our translators
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(calling names.) (clapping.) thank you very much (clapping) you're working hard i see you guys back there thank you read the next item monique. >> the commission on support of the san francisco (inaudible) rule (inaudible). >> good evening, everyone i'm from the transportation team thank you for your time today in caring the vision zero resolution we brought a resolution to the policy committee last month and the resolution in front of you today incorporates the comments and is a revised version go essentially
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the vision zero resolution asks for your support the vision zero to eliminate all traffic related death and fatalities in the next 10 years with the accomodation of engineering and education and enforcement vision zero goal and program is being adapted by major cities including chicago and new york a stockholm according the department of public health 8 hundred predz pedestrians are injured and 8 hundred a killed or injured and a rising number of bicyclists are hurt aeltsd department of public health has identified that the pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths are highly contained on city streets and
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those streets are concentrated in non-english speaking community with high decency of seniors and residents with disregarded and populations on walking and public transit through through vision zero san francisco city agencies will be addressing the policy issues and barriers coordinating the effort and identifying state and local levels to implement projects and policies and make them feasible we at the department of investment are part of the education subcommittee that will be developing a steaming for a plan with me a megan she's here to answer questions and co-chair
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of the vision zero task force so thank you (clapping (clapping.) >> colleagues megan where you going to speak. >> only to answer questions. >> i've got a statistic there was a statistic in policy committee that was pretty outstanding about this and but while i look for that is there questions or comments from the directors or colleagues. >> the policy do you want. >> i want to remind everyone e everything this was discussed and we're grateful that staff made the changes and by the way, let everyone know that the commission has two committees and the public is very much welcome to attend the operations committee and the policy committee you can find out the details on the website i found
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one little tip to open page 4 line 3 there's an extra capital s on that and it should be to and not by reducing the traffic deaths to not by zero. >> so with those comments gay want to thank staff for all their work and move the adaptation of the resolution. >> second. >> second. >> one thing i want to say thanks for our work and committee i was actually able to go in and hear the satellites ivory e statistics 6 percent of the streets account for 60 percent of pedestrians deaths and injuries 6 streets account our 60 percent that's
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outstanding i'm curious do we know in the mission is this a community we see a concentration a disproportion amount of pedestrian and bicyclists and other fatalities we're seeking to eliminate through vision zero. >> thank you commissioners for again for hearing the resolution i brought our recorder mask with me together and we the mission didn't have a disproportionately higher concentrations relative to the city it has an average comparable to the city of the concentration of severe and fatality injuries but what's important for vision zero we do this citywide analysis and identify the corridors where deaths are complained now target city efforts streets van ness
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and south of market and 18 and 24th street in the mission are high corridors that are the focus of city engineering education and enforcement initiatives so - >> yes. commissioners. >> i strongly support this vision zero initiative my questions unfortunately another fatality when we were in recess a child was killed when they stepped away from her home the committee got together the different folks we talk about the dangers or hardship they have around the area and provide solutions i was wondering if you have community engagement you involve the community to provide solutions and pretending it from happening. >> community engagement engagement of everyone is
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essential to keeping vision zero so we have a quarterly task force it is open to the public where we have a lot of community representation providing input and holding people account so people interested are welcome and encouraged to participate there to provide effecting e feedback and to the capital feedback and the enforcement things that the steering committee include the mta i co-chair the task force and the police department and the planning department but also we are we have been able to bring on board a communication stream i thought to help us what vision zero a key step vision zero has been adapted this year but it city this is to really fourth how to engagement because people care
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we need help how to better gave me people through the task force they will provide input and important when improvements are being considered for people to come out that support those improvements buy especially in san francisco we are you will u aware of champs to the issues so hearing the voices of the people that point priorities in their communities is important. >> do we just have that. >> right now we have the vision zero task force is more of a coordinating body but for you know every street project you know that's done by our mta there's community engagement our education initiative are targeting specific corridors their although out in chinatown that includes geary and we have
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strong community advocacy groups like the bicyclist coalition as well as walk san francisco we're working underground and engaging the community residents as well i know the task force and we're developing a wednesday night and anymore information how people can publishing plug in and a local level for people to get engaged we're trying to ramp up our capacities. >> and you mentioned the bicyclist coalition we understand that tyler fresno by the is with us, yes hello. >> please so we can actually move to public comment if we can maybe hear from tyler and the beautifies coalition we have a motion and a second and second on the floor let's hear from the public and welcome tyler our
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executive director might have something to do with vision zero and i'm the policy director at the bicyclists coalition here as part of several dozens of organizations committed to vision zero and committed to improving our streets making them satisfactory and the agenda is a imperfect and appropriate time to pass the resolution there's two ways it's timely given what our discussing the first is the environment by making our streets satisfactory people take less carbon intensive modes of transportation they feel safe waiting at the bus stop instead of hopping in their cars and walking their kids to school and improve their matter and air
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pollution it's critical in some of the neighborhood like the mission and bay area we tend to have air pollution it stinks and that has particularly dangerous impacts for younger which were basis of their lungs development and i tend to have a higher rate of dea disease in religious picture problems and accident next is important that by helping make our streets safe you get to the community issue you guys are talking about tonight in people don't feel safe walking in their community or safe going to the store or letting their kids walk to the mraurlg playground you miss out open the public streets as public life and something that's sequestered to home there are places where community gather but that sort of comrade is easier to develop when people
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feel they can be outside so by making our streets safe we have public spaces that we have a right to be in together safely thank you. the commission for look at the this and it is closely tied in with the mission and fallout questions for vision zero. >> thank you (clapping.) that will save me the question i've got a couple of e-mails saying how did vision zero environmental and tyler thank you for making the case if it's satisfactory more likely people will be walking are using their bicycle any other public comment oracle okay motion as amended
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the two small issues commissioner stephenson. >> united states got those anyone else we have a motion and a second public comment is closed all in favor, say i. of adapting the resolution please say i opposing nay resolution is approved thank you (clapping) all right. monique read item 8 next resolution start with the recommendations for the land (inaudible) shall live that amongst the environmental (inaudible). >> director. >> thank you. this agenda item it part of the required process for our department when we are
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given ivory givenlg out grant we come before you and tell you 0 a little bit about them and our decision just know there's a tremendous amount of progress that goes on behind the scene very intentional outreach justin criteria and never easy to make that selection so with that, shawn. >> good evening, commissioners? a great meeting i have to say thank you very much i'm going to talk about the one grant that's actually, the two grants going out to bayview hunters point to do climate outreach and engagement and it is basically our so articulate and basically to make those connections and start speaking the same language i'm not one but we have one in our department i'm sure you're aware of there's a tremendous need to
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get the information out into the streets how we work with people 80 so they can understand and take action people are concerned and see there are needs to be translation happening you know and grassroots organizing effort we're excited we have this funding in order to give to two bansz based organizations so one of the organizations is bay institute and the eco center and they have a lot of climate curriculum that's mainly for young adults they'll be revamping to serve way older adults and working with a phil ralph randolph institute with other community-based organizations a nice collaboration so - you have
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questions? okay >> colleagues commissioner king. >> i want to thank sorry i want to thank ms. rose even anyway's at the last community meeting we had a discussion will redefining our process in terms of reaching out to folks i believe she's worked with the operations committee benny and to do just that we and we kind of combrild her a little bit i'm not that difficult but you know, i really felt like the process that is being presented and how it is being done they've heard the concerns we've had and tried to address them within the confines of the rules and the best they can so i want to state
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that. >> thank you okay no, thank you for the - doing that shawn it is really moved the whole process forward and good to begin with you made it better yes annie. >> i'm annie pleased to urge you to approve two additional grants one for a bicycle project in the excelsior neighborhood we recommend you grant an award for $70,000 and in the explanatory document accompanying the resolution as you can see the bike project will help people learn bike safety and bicycle are surpassed will be refurnished and shared with community families and a second award will go to


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